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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    Skyrocketing Textbook Costs A groundbreaking federal law designed to tackle the rapidly rising cost of textbooks has kicked in just in time to impact college students this fall The law which was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue More 05 14 2010 Report Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation More Pages first previous 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 More 07 31 2008 News Release Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students More Pages first previous 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000

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  • New Voters Project | INPIRG
    you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Voter Protection Toolkit Campaign New Voters Project New Voters Project The New Voters Project is a nonpartisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day We believe the best way to get political leaders to pay attention to young people and our issues is to register and vote Read more about New Voters Project Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Read more about Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them

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  • INPIRG Students | INPIRG
    difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden

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  • Sustainability | INPIRG
    more about INPIRG to host first Renew Fest in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University Campaign Sustainability Sustainable U The way we live our lives is putting our environment and public health at risk Global warming caused largely by our reliance on fossil fuels threatens to wreak havoc on our climate and way of life Air pollution causes asthma and respiratory diseases Mining and drilling continually threaten our oceans waterways and landscapes Trash pollutes our water and uses valuable land Read more about Sustainable U Campaign Foods Stop Subsidizing Obesity Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the public good yet we re handing out taxpayer subsidies to big agribusinesses to help subsidize junk food Huge profitable corporations like Cargill and Monsanto are pocketing tens of billions in taxpayer dollars and turning subsidized crops into junk food ingredients including high fructose corn syrup Read more about Stop Subsidizing Obesity Recycling in the Villas Monday November 7 2011 By I hope you all had a great week Here s what INPIRG was up to this weekend Related topics Sustainability Read more about Recycling in the Villas Add new comment Welcome Back to INPIRG Saturday October 1 2011 By INPIRG s plans for Fall 2011 Related topics Consumer Protection Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Read more about Welcome Back to INPIRG Add new comment About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make

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  • Victory for Students. | INPIRG
    the country showed our congressmen they needed to act This is an important step but we still have a long way to go to make college affordable That s why it s so important that Congress knows that this means something to students Click here to add you name to our Thank You to Congress and the President We ve worked hard to protect and expand student aid We helped pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act which increased the Pell Grant capped monthly loan payments and bolstered community colleges It was funded by cutting wasteful subsidies to banks and private lenders There s still much more to be done Today I m glad we re moving in the right direction Affordable Higher Education Higher Ed Student Debt About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus

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  • Higher Ed | INPIRG
    review and adopt open source textbooks placing the highest priority on pilot programs that generate significant cost savings for students Read more about Students Endorse New Senate Plan for Affordable Textbooks News Release Higher Ed Student Debt STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Today college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon Read more about STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Resource Higher Ed Student Debt Issue Brief Student Loan Debt in Indiana If Congress fails to act on July 1 the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3 4 percent to 6 8 percent A 2007 college affordability plan lowered the rate but expired in 2012 Last year President Obama and Congress extended the low rate for one year In Indiana 271 089 federal student loan borrowers will be impacted Keep Reading about Issue Brief Student Loan Debt in Indiana News Release Higher Ed Student Debt Interest Rates for 271 089 Student Loan Borrowers in Indiana Set to Double on July 1 Indianapolis IN Unless Congress acts on July 1 the interest rate for 271 089 student loan borrowers in Indiana will double from 3 4 percent to 6 8 percent According to an issue brief released today by Indiana PIRG the rate increase translates into 932 more debt per student per loan Read more about Interest Rates for 271 089 Student Loan Borrowers in Indiana Set to Double on July 1 Highlights from Fall Semester Tuesday December 6 2011 By Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Related topics Consumer Protection Higher

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  • Student Debt | INPIRG
    in loan repayments helping us become the next generation of teachers doctors and innovators Related topics Higher Ed Student Debt Read more about Victory for Students Media Hit Student Debt Debit Cards on Campus Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students Read more about Debit Cards on Campus News Release Student PIRGs Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Washington D C Over 9 million students are at risk for increased educational debt due to bank affiliated student debit cards that come with high fees insufficient consumer protections and few options Financial institutions now have affinity partnerships with almost 900 campuses nationwide grafting bank products onto student IDs and other campus cards to become the primary recipient of billions in federal financial aid to distribute to students Read more about Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt The Campus Debit Card Trap Banks and other financial firms are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to form partnerships with colleges and universities to produce campus student ID cards and to offer student aid disbursements on debit or prepaid cards In addition to on campus services such as student ID functions offered on the card some cards offer traditional debit card services linked to bank accounts other cards provide additional reloadable prepaid card functions The disbursement of financial aid and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified Read more about The Campus Debit Card Trap The New Student Battle Cry Don t Double My Rate Wednesday April

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